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  • When Blackness Rhymes with Blacknessby Rowan Ricardo Phillips

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Lyrical, provocative, and highly original—a groundbreaking book by one of America?s smartest young poet-critics. more...

  • Marsh Boy and other Poemsby ebinyo ogbowei

    Kraft Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Marsh Boy and other Poems is a welcome contribution to the tradition of poetry devoted to the revolutionary struggles of the people of the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The poems celebrate the radical spirit of the oppressed and exploited people in their relentless quest for equity, equality, and justice. They are songs of anguish, revenge,... more...

  • Questions of Possibilityby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 46.99

    Examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the possibilities they discover, and the traditions they find unimaginable. The poetic forms discussed include: the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and heroic couplet. more...

  • The Erotic Whitmanby Vivian R. Pollak

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this provocative analysis of Whitman's exemplary quest for happiness, Vivian Pollak skillfully explores the intimate relationships that contributed to his portrayal of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, Whitman was trying to temper... more...

  • The American Puritan Elegyby Jeffrey A. Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. more...

  • From Modernism to Postmodernismby Jennifer Ashton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Jennifer Ashton develops important ways to read modernist and postmodernist poets through their similarities as well as their differences. more...

  • Archie and Amelieby Donna M. Lucey

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 16.00

    John Armstrong Chanler?known as Archie to his family?was an heir to the Astor fortune, an eccentric, dashing, and handsome millionaire. Amélie Rives, from a Southern family and the goddaughter of Robert E. Lee, was a daring author, a stunning temptress, and a woman ahead of her time. Filled with glamour, mystery, and madness, their love affair and... more...

  • The New Red Negroby James Edward Smethurst

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    This text surveys African American poetry between the onset of the Depression and the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African American poets, and organized ideology from "proletarian" early 1930s to the "neo-modernist" late 1940s. more...

  • The Wicked Sistersby Betsy Erkkila

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 35.00

    This examination of the lives and poetic works of Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich and Gwendolyn Brooks focuses on the historical struggles between women writers and feminists. It traces the conflict that has taken place through the generations. more...

  • Modern Poetry after Modernismby James Longenbach

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.95

    Offering an account of 40 years of American poetry, the author argues that the work of Robert Lowell and those who followed his reflective style should not now be viewed as a "breakthrough" narrative, due to changing concepts of what constitutes modernism and the over-use of the term "post-modern". more...